Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people


GUEST POST: Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life changing for blind and partially sighted people As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) … Continue reading Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people

SIGHT LOSS: MY UNSPOKEN REALITY


GUEST POST by Elin I’ve always had an honest approach when it comes to writing about sight loss. If you scour through my blog’s archives, you’ll find posts on anxiety, loneliness, bullying and the misconceptions, just to name a few. I think that the fact I’ve offered a window view into these strands of my … Continue reading SIGHT LOSS: MY UNSPOKEN REALITY

Going to uni with nystagmus


Today’s guest post comes from Ella, author of the blog, Life of Ella. Ella is a First Class Honours graduate and a civil servant. She also happens to have nystagmus. Some people with nystagmus might think that university is not for them, but Ella is here to share her experiences of support and success. I … Continue reading Going to uni with nystagmus

The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences


A guest post by Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye: delivering training, courses and a unique product range to support the educational needs of children and young people with vision impairment Gwyn will deliver a ‘Supporting literacy and learning at home using everyday experiences’ workshop at our Open Day on 28 September. Sighted children develop … Continue reading The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences

Nystagmus and driving by Sophie


This guest post is from blogger, Sophie who shares her experience of living, laughing and loving with nystagmus in her blog ‘Nystagmus in a Nut Shell’. Nystagmus and Driving – what’s the real deal? Well, I’ve had experience in this matter, so let me share it with you… Can people with Nystagmus drive? Without a … Continue reading Nystagmus and driving by Sophie

Look on the bright side of being registered blind


GUEST POST: Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind. It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name, but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you … Continue reading Look on the bright side of being registered blind

Why we’re helping people with albinism to stand strong


A guest post from Roselle Potts, Chair of the Albinism Fellowship on International Albinism Awareness Day 2019. ‘The prejudice and struggles facing people with albinism are sadly as present as ever in 2019… ‘International Albinism Awareness Day is with us again on 13 June and it’s a chance to reflect on the progress that has … Continue reading Why we’re helping people with albinism to stand strong

How amazing is Ursula?


In the run up to Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 June, we’re celebrating all your success stories in our campaign “How amazing are you?” Today Ursula shares her own amazing story. Hi guys! I just wanted to share my story with you as this may give other people with nystagmus, or parents that have children … Continue reading How amazing is Ursula?

“I’m struggling to see at work”


A guest post from our Open Day 2019 keynote speaker, Daniel Williams, founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy: Losing eyesight is both challenging and difficult, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learn new skills can be exhausting. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of … Continue reading “I’m struggling to see at work”